by Terry Richards

The Diet that Saved My Life could Save

Yours!

Another ”Extraordinary Measures” Story in order to Save My Life.

THE RICHARDS DIET 
A SIMPLE DIET FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND A HEALTHIER LIFE
By Terry Richards
Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved.
WRITER’S NOTE:  This Published Diet information is FREE.  I have never sold this Diet at any time. 
I also like to call the Diet I created: The Natures’ Miracle Foods that cures disease, makes you feel good, and helps you live longer diet.
How this Diet saved my Life and how I am beating Polymyositis Neuromuscular Disease and other medical conditions with Nature’s Miracle Foods and Exercise, and how it can save yours if you have certain medical conditions.
·I lost 100 pounds in less than 12-months.
·I went from waist size 46 to waist size 36 in less than 12-months.
·I cured my Fatty Liver Disease.
·I brought my Diabetes under control without the use of any medications.
· I strengthened my leg muscles and no longer need a can to walk.
Remember! Neuromuscular Disease could also happen to you at any age. For information about Neuromuscular Diseases and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) or to make a Donation, just click-onto http://www.mda.org
· FOOD COSTS CAN BE ARE ABOUT $12.50 PER DAY DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE AND SHOP.
· EAT ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT.
· EAT CERTAIN CHOCOLATES DAILY AND WEEKLY.
· STRENGTHEN YOU HEART MUSCLES.
· NO EXERCISE REQUIRED TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT ENCOURAGED.
· FEEL BETTER PHYSICALLY.
· FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF.
· TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE AGAIN.
This diet I created is not just about losing weight and a healthier life, it is more importantly about taking control of your body and mind and your life through discipline in eating habits and exercise.

THE ESSENCE OF MY DIET

THE MAGIC OF SOY

The Magic of Soy – The Soy Bean is the most nutritious vegetable on earth.  Soy fortifies your immunity system and therefore, protects you from all contracting all kinds of illnesses and diseases.  It’s also very good for your Heart.
SILK® Brand Very Vanilla Soy Milk up to 24-ounces daily (or up to 32-ounces per day of theirs or others flavored SOY YOGURT).  And aside for being good for the heart, this particular one of Silk’s Soy Milk has just about all the daily Vitamins recommended. GIVES YOU LOTS OF ENERGY AND KEEPS YOU FROM GETTING TIRED. 

LOTS OF SALMON & BROCCOLI 

Fresh WILD SALMON (NOT FARM RAISED) and/or VITA brand NOVA SCOTIA WILD SALMON (LOT OF OMEGA 3’s). Broccoli has more cancer fighting agents then any other vegetable. 72% or more Dark Chocolate, Almond, Cashew and Pistacio Nuts, Coarsey Ground Flax, and 100% Acai Berry Juice from the Brazilian Rain Forrest.
Simply put, between 1997 & 2004 while a Veteran-Patient at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, due to VA malpractice and negligence in administering to me weight gaining medications, medications that should not have been interacted; and the side effects of medications, and misdiagnoses, the following results occurred:
I went from 197 to 274 pounds, a weight gain of 77 pounds.
I went from a size 38 waist to a size 46 waist.
I developed Diabetes Millitus Adult Onset Type 2 Diabetes.
I developed Hepatomegaly “Fatty Liver Disease” and there were no known drugs to cure this disease which could eventually lead to Cirrhosis of the Liver.
In February of 2005 at age 56, a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Neurologist diagnosed me with polymyositis neuromuscular disease. Polymyositis not only inflames and substantially weakens the leg and arm muscles, but the heart muscle as well. Therefore, the Disease could eventually not only render the victim unable to walk independently, but also result in cardiac arrest anddeath of the victim, often long before the victim is no longer able to walk.
Determined not to die of Cardiac Arrest. Determined not to have my toes, feet, ankles, and fingersamputatedbecause of too much sugar from Diabetes. Determined not die from Cirrhosis of the Liver. Determined not to lose my ability to walk. Determined to stay alive and walking and to beat the Polymyositis without the devastating side-effects of powerful drugs that have no guarantees they will work, I was going to beat all these Diseases through diet, exercise, and major weight loss.
 
Furthermore, due to fact that my monthly income from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was only $813, and my monthly income from a partial Non-Service Connected VA Disability Pension is only $68, for a total monthly income of $881, I also had to design a diet that cost less than $5.00 per day.
“Necessity being the Mother of invention,” I used the knowledge I already had plus researched other nature’s miracle foods, and designed a food and exercise diet regiment.
From March 01, 2005 to February 14, 2006 (11½-months), I lost 100 pounds, and also went from waist size 46 to waist size 36. In another 3½-months I went from waist size 36 to size 34 and lost another 4 pounds from a walking exercise regimen of 30-40 minutes, 3-5 times per week. And I no longer limped or needed a cane to walk.
In August 2006, my MDA Neurologist advised me that the muscle strength in my right leg which is my weakest leg, had improved since my last visit in February of 2006. And at about the same time my VA liver doctor pronounced that there was no sign of fatty liver disease my VA Endocrinologist pronounced that my Diabetes was under control by my diet and that I would not need any medications to control it.
In February of 2007 my MDA Neurologist noted further improvements in strength in both legs muscles, and he was amazed at my progress without drug intervention. and due to the improvements scheduled me for only a once-a-year follow-up.
In March of 2008 he noted even further muscle strength and a one-year-follow-up, and I finally got him to admit that it might have been the diet and exercise program I created that help me beat the disease. So I must be doing something right!
So thanks to the diet I created I am still alive and walking on my own, and as of July 2008, I now maintain my weight at between170-175 pounds with a 35-36 inch waist. Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, in 2010 while riding a public bus and sitting in the rear of the bus, a school bus hit us in the rear while we were stopped and tore-up my spine. I also suffered right leg nerve damage from the accident. So I now have to depend on Lidocaine Patches and Lyrica medications to diminish the pain in my right leg, as it is not the injury as much as the pain that disables me from walking. However, I can assure you that if not for my Diet of Healthy Foods I would not be able to sustain or have the energy for long-walks as I do now even with the said medications…
Additionally, I walked-around with CANCER IN THE FOREARM from a mole for three years because it was MISDIAGNOSED by a VA Nurse Practitioner who examined me in 2004 at the Dermatology Clinic. Luckily, and in time, in 2007 I went to see a private Dermatologist who surgically removed the Cancer, and a post-surgery biopsy report revealed the Cancer did not spread anywhere else in my body. Just one more reason I will not trust the VA for any further important health issues that arise. I use my Medicare Part B and make a co-payment if necessary.
MY NATURE’S MIRACLE FOODS DIET.  FOR COUNTING CALORIES – DAY STARTS AT 12:01 A.M. & ENDS AT MIDNIGHT
Introductory Tip:  What food can relieve your ”stuffed nose” and also help with lowering your “pain” level? Your favorite mild, medium or hot ”hot pepper” will do the trick.  Eat it by itself, with bread, or with a prepared hot or cold meal and you will get relief very quickly.  If your mild hot pepper does not give you relief, you may have to go to a medium or hot one.  Why take medications with all kinds of side-effects when you can get relief with Nature’s foods.
NOTE: Research studies have revealed that there is no correlation between not losing weight or gaining weight because you eat late at night or in the middle of the night. Eating during these hours may affect your sleep or your stomach or your dreams but it will not stop you from losing weight. So feel free to eat any time of day or night but be sure to mark the foods you eat and their calories on your calorie chart. A calorie chart sample is set forth below that you can use or make one of your own. Also, drinking 8-glass of water a day may not be as beneficial to losing weight as once thought.
Almost all of the food I mention below either give you a burst of energy and/or make you immediately feel good either when eaten separately or together because they are loaded with all kinds of Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants.  And my less than $7.00 per day food bill is based on prices in July of 2008 and living in St. Petersburg, Florida and purchasing 75% of my food at the local Wal-Mart Superstore.
PLEASE ALSO DULY NOTE:  The reasons I endorse certain name brands is because they taste and/or make me feel better physically and medically than other brands I have tried.  And although I also purchase and endorse less expensive generic brands, I never substitute quality for price.  Also some of the food prices listed are from 2005 when I first published “The Richards Diet so you will need to make the necessary price adjustments.
Maximum Daily Calorie Limit of 1500-1800 Calories to lose weight and up to 2000 calories per day to maintain weight. 
However, if you walk say 30 minutes per day you can eat 210 calories per day more than your daily diet limit because on the average you lose 7-calories for each minute you walk.
If  you live in Los Angeles I highly recommend doing most of your Health
Foods  and regular Food shopping at TRADER JOE’S. They have their own name brands which are equal to or better than the name brands I mentioned and are also substantially less money. You also usually get substantially more for the lower price as well. I recommend their SOY or regular YOGURT, SOY MILK, BREADS, HONEY, FLAX, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, among other things. There are 7- TRADER JOE’S store in Los Angeles. I also recommend there 100% COLUMBIAN COFFEE if you are a Coffee lover…

THE MAGIC OF SOY

The Magic of Soy – The Soy Bean is the most nutritious vegetable on earth.  Soy builds-up your immunity system and therefore, protects you from all contracting all kinds of illnesses and diseases.  It’s also very good for your Heart.
SILK® Brand Very Vanilla Soy Milk up to 24-ounces daily (or up to 32-ounces per day of theirs or others flavored SOY YOGURT).  And aside for being good for the heart, this particular one of Silk’s Soy Milk has just about all the daily Vitamins recommended. GIVES YOU LOTS OF ENERGY AND KEEPS YOU FROM GETTING TIRED.  http://www.silksoymilk.com/Products/SilkSoymilkRefrigerated.aspx#AL1
I also recommend trying their Chocolate, Plain or Vanilla Soy Milk as well.  Please note that 32-ounces of Very Vanilla Soy Milk give you 100% of your daily recommended Vitamin C, so you may want to exclude the Orange Juice that day.  Also, any kind of foods made with soy beans is good for you and are available at your local food or health market in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and flavors.  SILK® www.SilkSoymilk.com.
NEW!  SILK® Pure Almond Milk.  Almonds are high in anti-oxidants.  They offer it in plain and vanila Almond.  This Almond Milk also gives you a burst of energy and makes you feel good immediately upon drinking it. Almonds also contain a cancer fighting agent know as MOLYBDENUMN.
100% ORANGE JUICE or PINEAPPLE JUICE.
OTHER FRUITSBlueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Bananas. fresh only.  FRESH ONLY!  Bananas that are just a little bit green can help you lose weight.  http://loseweight.haktanir.org/labels/loss.html
CACAO/COCOA – Hershey ‘s Special Dark 100% COCOA/CACAO – 1 tablespoon only has 5 CALORIES, NO SUGAR, and more ANTIOXIDANTS per ounce than vegetables like broccoli or spinach, etc.  I mix it with very vanilla Silk soy milk and it’s absolutely delicious and an energy booster.  8-ounces is $2.78 at Wal-Mart and $3.19 at Publix.    http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/cocoa/
CHOCOLATE BARS -LINDT® 70% Cocoa Extra Fine Dark Chocolate – only 550 calories per bar and only 27g sugar per bar. LINDT® www.lindt.com.
SHAKES: All of the above ingredients are good for a delicious nutritious shake.  Just put them in you blender on liquefy and/or blend for 2 or 3 minutes.
GREEN TEA – SELADA brand.  Has lots of Vitamin E and Anti-oxidants. $2.14 at Wal-Mart for 40 tea bags and much, much higher at many other stores including Publix. http://www.saladagreentea.com/
COFFEE – I also like to call the Diet I created:  The Natures’ Miracle Food that cures disease, makes you feel good, and helps you live longer diet.  I find Maxwell House Coffee tastes the best and is only $5.36 for 8-ounces at Wal-Mart as recent research has revealed that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day can help slow-down or prevent Alzheimer’s disease.  So 3 or 4 cups of coffee and 3 or 4 cups of green tea per day would seem to be a healthy combination
ALMONDS (RAW NOT ROASTED) – One of the few foods that contains substantial amounts of MOLYBDENEM a Cancer fighting agents. http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGdSD9V61Q10QAVJNXNyoA?p=MOLYBDENUM%20prevents%20cancer&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-701
SUNFLOWER NUTS – GOOD SENSE® Roasted & Salted Sunflower Nuts for an afternoon or late evening snack.  It’s loaded with Vitamin E and other important Vitamins and Minerals.  It also helps suppress the appetite. www.goodsensesnacks.com.
CASHEWS – About the same benefits as Sunflower Nuts.  Compare a 34- ounce can for $7.98 (24 cents per oz) at Wal-Mart with a 20-ounce can for $8.99 (45 cents per oz) at Publix.  That’s a 46% savings.  PERSONAL NOTE:  Because of the high ZINC content, eating a ¼ cup or more of cashews or sunflower nuts per day can be used as an alternative to VIAGRA or LEVITRA, etc., if you are unable to take these Erectile Dysfunction Medications.  High Zinc content is also found in oysters, and that’s why it has been called one of the “passion foods.”  It also contains 25% Manganese a mineral not present in many other foods.  http://www.nutnutrition.com/nutrition/cashews.htm
FLAX SEED – (Coarsely Ground) use in Yogurt, Oatmeal, Cereals, etc. Too many benefits to name them all but OMEGA 3’s is one. GOOGLE THE REST!!!
OATMEAL – 1 or 2 cups per day.  Combine with your favorite fresh fruits and Cinnamon on top. OATMEAL (Old Fashioned Oats).  150 calories per ½ cup or 300 calories per 1 cup. Also very good for the Heart.  Have many other Medical and Nutritional benefits.  Also makes you feel good.  Eat ½ to 1-cup for Breakfast or for snack a minimum of 3-days per week.  Add Cinnamon-topping Oatmeal is also good for your Heart and helps bring-down High Cholesterol. I also use 1-8 oz serving of very vanilla soy milk and several sweet n’ low.  Cost is $2.12 for 42 ounces at Wal-Mart and $2.69 at Publix or about 7 cents per ½ cup serving just for the oatmeal.
VEGETABLES  – Broccoli, Spinach, Carrots, frozen are best.  If you prefer fresh vegetable be sure to use Real Lemon or Lime Juice & Baking Soda and warm tap water to clean all fresh fruits and vegetables before eating.  Or you can buy the more expensive prepared fruit and vegetable cleaners in the supermarket will do basically the same thing as fruit juices and baking soda does.  NOTE:  Unless you eat fresh vegetables and other produce within a few days or so of it being picked it loses its nutritional value, and therefore, frozen vegetables could be more nutritional for you because they are usually frozen by large manufacturers of frozen products the same day they are picked.  This is similarly true of canned vegetables?
RICE – Always eat long grain brown rice.  Rice eaten cold can help you lose weight.
http://loseweight.haktanir.org/labels/loss.html
FISH – Wild Tuna, Wild Salmon, or canned Chunk Light Tuna only.  Compare 6-ounce can of Wal-Mart Great Value Brand chunk light tuna for 56 cents per can with 81 cents per can at other stores.
RED MEAT, PORK & POULTRY – Author’s Note: I personally have completely done away with red meat, as it is believed to be one of the leading factors in causing or aggravating prostate cancer in men.  And in June of 2007 I also stopped eating both chicken and pork.  This is not mandatory on my diet.  But you should know that after 11 months the internal and external Hemorrhoids I had for about10-years disappeared according to my yearly VA physical in May of 2008.
HEALTHY CHOICE MEALS – I also highly recommend low-calorie and carbs, and high in protein and Vitamins HEALTHY CHOICE microwavable frozen meals.  At Wal-Mart Super Stores in my area they cost about $1.78 for a 9-oz-10-oz. meal and $2.50 for a 10-12 oz. meal.  Click onto link below for details.
http://www.healthychoice.com/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=HCPHYHOO181&WT.mc_ev=click&WT.srch=1&OVRAW=healthy%20choice%20meals&OVKEY=healthy%20choice%20meal&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=24706679521&OVKWID=226422417521&OVCAMPGID=5627733521&OVADGRPID=10715735409&OVNDID=ND1&ysmwa=uspsBMsE-cCpEBvnTwtkxdyvBLUWN6xv6L2GVEqsb8bQh9tYz9NRZD2aDYu9h-E1
BREADS – NATURES OWN brand 100%WHOLEWHEAT BREAD 14 GRAIN (NO ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES, FLAVORS OR COLORS).  Also available in 24 grain ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS.  http://www.naturesownbread.com/
BUYER BEWARE OF THE TERM ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS!  Click on link below to read about what is considered all natural ingredients. http://www.naturalingredient.org/naturalingredients.htm
MAYYONAISSE –HELLMAN’S brand.  LOTS OF OMEGA 3.  Delicious when combined with Tuna.  Cheapest prices at Wal-Mart.
SHEDD’S SPREAD COUNTRY CROCK OMEGA PLUS MARGERINE.  Lots of Omega 3 and NO CHOLESTEROL.
NOTE:  LOOK FOR OTHER FOODS THAT SAY NO ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES, FLAVORS OR COLORS. –NO HYDROGENATED OILS.  NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP OR EVEN REGULAR CORN SYRUP.  THERE ARE NOT MANY AROUND UNFORTUNATELY BUT AS PEOPLE SEEK HEALTHIER DIETS MANUFACTURERS WILL SUPPLY MORE AND MORE OF THESE KINDS OF FOODS THAT PEOPLE WANT.
RECOMMENDED SPECIALTY PLATES
Fresh WILD SALMON (NOT FARM RAISED) and/or VITA brand NOVA SCOTIA WILD SALMON (LOT OF OMEGA 3’s), PHILADELPHIA ORIGINAL CREAM CHEESE, RED or PURPLE SWEET ONIONS, ONE OR TWO BAGELS, Greek or regular black olives or BATAMPTE pickles.
http://www.vitafoodproducts.com/subCategory.asp_Q_catID_E_1
http://www.kraftfoods.com/philly/products.htm
SNACKS & SPLURGES
PICKLES – BATAMPTE brand.  Good with tuna and other sandwiches or as a snack.  It
has NO CALORIES and NO CARBS.  http://batampte.com/
BREYERS ALL NATURAL ICE CREAM.  http://www.breyers.com/#/home/
BACK TO NATURE brand CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.  It’s the best tasting chocolate chip cookie I have ever eaten.  And there is NOT ANY high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils in the ingredients.  http://www.backtonaturefoods.com/products_cookies.aspx
SUGAR SUBSTITUTES
SWEET N’ LOW – $3.62 for 250 packets at Wal-Mart.  Compare to $4.19 at Publix.
CINNAMON – 5thSEASON brandground cinnamon.  50 cents at Wal-Mart for 2.37 ounces.  Compare with $2.99 at Publix.
CINNAMON STICKS are also good.
COFFEE, TEA, CREAM, & SWEETENERS – You can drink all the Coffee and Tea you want or can tolerate on a daily basis.  However, I recommend not more than 8-cups per day.  There are virtually NO CALORIES in Coffee.  However, if you use Cream or Sugar in your Coffee, start counting those calories.  If you have to use Cream in your Coffee, use SILK® ORGANIC PLAIN, VANILLA, VERY VANILLA, COFFEE, MOCHA, OR CHOCOLATE SOYMILK.  If you have to use a sweetener in your coffee or in any other food or liquids, I recommend Sweet ‘N Low, as there are NO CALORIES and tastes better than other sugar substitutes in my opinion.  If you have to use Sugar in your Coffee, I recommend natural unprocessed raw Sugar Cane OR BETTER YET “STEVIA” or “AGAVE” SWEETENERS.
STAY AWAY FROM ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETS – As a “SPLURGE” Once every 3-month after you’ve lost all your weight necessary is OK.
NEVER DRINK CARBONED DRINKS WHETHER THEY ARE LOW-CALORIE OR NOT.  RECENT RESEARCH HAS REVEALED THAT THE CARBONATION NOT THE CALORIES IN CARBONATED DRINKS SUBSTANTIALLY CONTRIBUTES TO WEIGHT GAIN.  EXCEPTION:  YOU CAN HAVA ONE CARBONATED DRINK ONCE EVERY 3-MONTHS AS A SPLURGE.
OTHER FOOD OPTIONS
“CHICKEN” – chicken thighs, chicken breast, chicken legs, chicken wings, ground chicken.  Regardless of whether you like to eat the skin of Chicken or not, when cooking Chicken, cook it with the skin still on as it keeps the meat moister and the fat from the skin does not get into the Chicken meat.  For those on a tight budget like me, chicken thighs are the most inexpensive main course dish with high protein and low-calories.
“TURKEY” thighs, turkey breast, turkey legs, turkey wings, ground turkey.
“FISH” – Any kind of fish but not “crustaceans” like lobster, shrimp, or crab.
“PORK” – pork sausage, pork chops, pork ribs, ground pork.
“RED MEAT” – STEAK OR GROUND RED MEAT.
“LAMB” – lamb chops, ground lamb.
BAKED BEANS.  High in fiber.  Eat as side dish heated, cold, or at room temperature.  Plain with some bacon generally about 140 calories per serving.
BAKED POTATO.  About 200 calories per 8 ounce serving.  Add calories for any toppings used,
RICE.  High in fiber.  Recommend Black Beans and Rice.  Eat as side dish or as meal.  Check for amount of calories.  Don’t count calories for margarine or butter.  Look for calorie count on box showing calories for “prepared” dish.
EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.  60-calories per tablespoon.  Also very good for the Heart.  Have many other Medical and Nutritional benefits.  Use on chicken, pork, meat, fish, vegetables, salads, and other side dishes or when cooking rice.  When Diet rules permit use as topping in place on Bread, Bread sticks, Crackers, etc., instead of margarine or butter (60 calories per tablespoon).
FRESH UNCOOKED RAW OR FROZEN BROCCOLI, SPINACH, CARROTS – Have many Medical and Nutritional benefits.  Also makes you feel good.  Eat as a meal, side dish or snack up to 600 calories per day, a minimum of 3-days per week.  Eat generous portions and count as 75 calories for each serving per vegetable.  Sprinkle raw Sunflower Nuts on as topping and count 190 calories per 1/4 cup.  Use Olive Oil (60 calories per tablespoon) and/or Vinegar (no calories) as dressing.  Add salt and/or pepper as you like but no need to count as calories.
APPLES, BANANAS, BLACK BERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, AND RASBERRIES, etc.  Eat any one of these items individually or in combination as a side dish or snack up to 600 calories per day, a minimum of 5-days per week. Check for Calories.
CHEESE (any kind) or other Dairy Products as a side dish or snack up to 360 calories per day, a minimum of 3-days per week.  Research has revealed that there appears to be a correlation between eating Dairy Products and losing and maintaining your weight.
My mandatory walking exercise regiment includes walking at a medium-fast pace of 20-40 minutes per day (a minimum of 5-days per week) which also helps strengthen my heart and leg muscles, helps control my weight, and is just generally good for my health.
I walk a 20-minute mile at a medium-fast pace.  You can walk 15 minutes at a time say 2 or 3 times per day at different times, or 20 minutes at a time twice a day and still get almost the same benefits as if walking 30 or 40 minutes at one time.
WALKING EXERCISE PROGRAMS AT MEDIUM-FAST PACE
DISTANCE                             TIME TAKEN                         AVERAGE CALORIES BURNED
1 MILE                                                20 MINUTES                                                  125
1.5 MILES                               30 MINUTES                                                  200
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2 MILES                                  40 MINUTES                                                  250
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2.5 MILES                               50 MINUTES                                                  300
3 MILES                                  60 MINUTES                                                  400
*Research has revealed that regularly walking at a medium-fast pace for 40-minutes per day, 3-5 days per week, stimulates your Brain to create a “SET POINT” which prevents you from gaining any significant weight.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY WARNING JULY 25, 2006.
FOODS THAT CONTAIN NITRATES AND PROCESSED MEATS LIKE PRK
AND BEEF SUCH AS FOUND IN HOTDOGS REVEALS THAT CONSUMERS HAVE A 21% CHANCE OF DEVELOPING CANCER…
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP WARNING – For those who missed the “BOSTON LEGAL” episode about manufacturers who use “High Fructose Corn Syrup” and whom are knowingly and intentionally using that ingredient in numerous foods they make:   Use of High Fructose Corn Syrup by food manufacturers is for the sole purpose of making consumers crave more of that product, because the Syrup sends a signal to the Brain that your hunger is not satisfied, and so consumers eat more.  Look on the ingredients label of all food products before you purchase them.  The Syrup is even used in foods that you least expect and that you think are otherwise healthy for you, such as 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Granola and other Fruit Bars.  Now you know one of the major reasons why so many Americans are overweight or “Obese.”
DIABETIC WARNING – “DIABETICS” need to watch and limit their total daily “SUGAR” and “CARBOHYDRATE” intake.  A major weight loss with or without exercise can bring your Diabetes under control without medications by normalizing insulin and blood glucose levels as it did with my Diabetes.  In some cases, even symptoms of Diabetes may actually disappear.  However, moderate exercise is still recommended.
TRANS FAT WARNING -Trans Fats have been deemed very bad for your Heart.  Always eat food with zero (0) trans fats when possible.
NEWS FLASH!  The New England Journal of Medicine reported on July 22, 2008 that the MEDITERRAN DIET was the best method of losing weight.  It consists primarily of fish, fruit, vegetable, and nuts with a maximum of 1800 calories per day for men and 1500 calories per day for women. They also suggested a maximum of 120 grams of carbohydrates per day while dieting to lose weight.  Additionally, they said that fat from fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts are good for you dispelling the hype of low-fat diets.
RULES FOR EATING LEVENED BREADS, BREAD STICKS, CAKES, COOKIES, DONUTS, MUFFINS, PASTRIES AND PIES, AND ICE CREAM, WHIPPED CREAM, AND CREAM CHEESE.
The hardest part of this diet is that you if you want to eat bread, cake, cookies, crackers, donuts, ice cream, muffins, pastries, pie, you have to EARN IT.  This is the part about CONTROL I was talking about.  By taking control of your eating habits and your body, you TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE.
The first time you can have any of these food items is when you have lost the first 20% of your weight-loss goal. And you can only pick one of the items to eat, and you still must stay within your daily calorie limit when you eat one of these items.
The second time you can have any of these food items is when you have lost the first 30% of your weight-loss goal. And you can only pick one of the items to eat, and you still must stay within your daily calorie limit when you eat one of these items.
The third time you can have any of these food items is when you have lost the first 40% of your weight-loss goal.  I think you get my drift by now.  Just keep adding 10% to last figure and follow the same rules when you pick one of the items to eat.
After you have achieved your total planned weight loss goal, for each 30-minutes you walk continuously at a medium-fast pace 3 times per week, you can pick 1 of these items to eat once a week.  For each 30-minutes you walk continuously at a medium-fast pace 5 times per week, you can pick 2 of these items to eat once a week.  The weekly limit on these items is 2, regardless of how much you walk.  Remember!  You must stay within your daily calorie limit when you eat any of these items.  If you gain more than 5 pounds at any time you cannot eat any more of these items until you lose 5 or more pounds.
After you have achieved your total planned weight loss goal, if you choose not to start a walking exercise program, you can pick only 1 of these items to eat once every 2-weeks. Remember!  You must stay within your daily calorie limit when you eat any of these items.  If you gain more than 5 pounds at any time you cannot eat any more of these items until you lose 5 or more pounds.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT SHOULD YOU LOSE?
Use medical charts based on Healthy Weights for Men and Women over 18 years of age, and also based on weights with least risks of disease or death from Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke and Cancer, Body Mass Index range 20-25, and Frame Size.
For example, I am 6 feet tall.  Suggested weight for me is 145-182 pounds.  There is a 37-pound variable range in my suggested weight.  For a “happy-medium” split that 37 pound variance in half which = 18 ½.  Then add it to the lowest suggest weight which is145 + 18½ and you get 168½ pounds as the “happy-medium.”  I am now maintaining my weight at 170-pounds, which is the weight I feel most comfortable and which is still 12-pounds below the highest weight.  And that’s what you must strive to do.  You must strive to set your planned achieved weight loss at or below the highest suggested weight for you height and frame but not below the lowest suggested weight.  Give or take a few pounds either way.
ALWAYS EAT UNDER BRIGHT LIGHTS – Research studies have revealed that eating under bright lights or in bright daylight stimulates the brain to hasten to tell you and your stomach that you are full from eating.
ALWAYS “BAKE” NEVER BROIL OR BAR-B-Q – Recent research studies have revealed that there is a correlation between certain kinds of Cancer due to overcooking of meats and poultry when cooked by Broiling or on a Bar-B-Q.
Also, while on this Diet, and preferably in the future, DO NOT EAT any kind of FRIED FOODS except on allowable SPLURGES.
MY MAJOR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
YOU CAN JUST GO WITH A STRAIGHT 1800 CALORIES PER DAY FOR MEN OR 1500 CALORIES PER DAY FOR WOMEN, OR GO WITH MY PROVEN WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM OF HOW I LOST OVER 100 POUNDS.
MEN   –   1st month  –   2,500 calories per day                              WOMEN   –   1st month   –  2,000 calories per day
MEN   –   2nd month  –  2,250 calories per day                              WOMEN   –   2nd month   – 1,750 calories per day
MEN   –   3rd month  –  2,000 calories per day                               WOMEN   –   3rd month   –  1,500
calories per day
MEN   –   4th month  –  1,750 calories per day                               WOMEN   –   4th month   –  1,500 calories per day
MEN   –   5th month  –  1,750 calories per day                               WOMEN   –   5th month   –  1,500 calories per day
MEN   –   6th month  –  1,750 calories per day                               WOMEN   –   6th month   –  1,250 calories per day
MEN   –   7th month  –  1,500 calories per day                               WOMEN   –   7th month   –  1,250 calories per day
MEN   –   8th month  –  1,500 calories per day                               WOMEN   –   8th month   –  1,250 calories per day
MEN   –   9th month  –  1,500 calories per day                               WOMEN   –   9th month   –  1,500 calories per day
MEN   –  10th month –  1,750 calories per day                              WOMEN   – 10th month   –  1,500 calories per day
MEN   –  11th month –  1,750 calories per day                              WOMEN   – 11th month   –  1,500 calories per day
MEN   –  12th month –  1,750 calories per day                              WOMEN   – 12th month   –  1,750 calories per day
MEN   –  13th month –  2,000 calories per day                              WOMEN   – 13th month   –  1,750 calories per day
MEN   –  14th month –  2,000 calories per day                              WOMEN   – 14th month   –  1,750 calories per day
MEN   –  15th month –  2,000 calories per day                              WOMEN   – 15th month   –  1,750 calories per day
After you have achieved your planned weight loss, whether it be before or after 15-months, to maintain your weight, follow the calorie chart below.  The exercises referred to are the recommended walking exercise program listed above, or an exercise program of your own that accomplishes the same goal.
MEN (without exercise) 1875 –2125 calories per day thereafter, in order to maintain weight loss.
MEN (with exercise) 2000 –2500 calories per day thereafter, in order to maintain weight loss.
WOMEN (without exercise) 1625 –1875 calories per day thereafter, in order to maintain weight loss.
WOMEN (with exercise) 1750 –2000 calories per day thereafter, in order to maintain weight loss.

OTHER TIPS

Since I am allergic to pesticide sprays and harsh chemicals, and “necessity” being “the mother of invention,” check this out:
HOW TO KILL ROACHES WITHOUT PESTICIDES –I used Wal-Mart brand Great Value Disinfectant Spray to kill roaches.  It actually works.  You will see that it immediately affects their nervous system as they turn on their back and their tentacles shake rapidly.  You can pick them up or wait for them to die.  I guess it works because they have not built up immunity to this spray because few people probably use or even thought it would work.
HOW TO KILL ANTS WITHOUT PESTICIDES – Use any concentrated dish soap liquid.  Place in spray bottle half and half with water.  Spray on ants, affects their nervous systems in the same way as roaches and for the same reasons.
THE CROWLEY FAMILY & “EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES” THE MOVIE  – Sharing our Strength, Hope & Joy- John, Aileen and their three children, John Jr., Megan andPatrick Crowley featured above have been chasing miracles of modern science. In 1998, Megan andPatrick were both diagnosed with a genetic disease. This often fatal neuromuscular disorder known as Pompe disease was so rare that no company had yet developed a medicine to combat it. John Crowley raised more than $100 million dollars to launch biotechnology companies to develop the cure. CBS Films is making a major motion picture, Extraordinary Measures, about John and his family starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell. The film hit theaters on January 22, 2010.  http://crowleyfamily5.com/
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